More Faire Details!



Images from the 2013 Faire!

Cedar Rapids Science Center and the Cedar Rapids Maker Space are hosting the 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 19th, at the Science Center located at 5824 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. The faire is a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. It’s free to attend the event and explore maker exhibits.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. Makers will demonstrate and exhibit their creative work in science, technology, invention and the arts.

Special guests will include makers from the QC-Co-Lab, Jeff Freeland Nelson-Play From Scratch Founder and Mark Reyland, recognized industry authority on building innovation architectures between the independent inventor community and large retailers.

Faire visitors can expect to see 3-D printers, glass blowing demonstrations, robotic demonstrations, toy and electronic musical instrument hacking; a superconductor demo; liquid nitrogen smashing of fruits; persistence of vision demo’s; and much more! Our displays will focus on creative applications of technology, the arts and sciences.

“I’m very excited to come back to my hometown for the Science Center’s 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire. We are obsessed at Play from Scratch with inspiring creative kids and reminding them that they are natural makers. I’m thrilled the Center is fostering creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, play and community at the faire, in their planned maker space and in everything they do. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

If you are a Maker and interested in sharing your work with the public, please contact Norah at or visit

Supporters of the event include General Mills, Shuttleworth & Ingersol, Rockwell Collins and Wells Fargo.

The Science Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. Located on Council Street the museum has ample parking and is conveniently off Blair’s Ferry Road.

Contact the Science Center at 319.363.STEM (7836) or for more information.

The Science Center is a not-for-profit science and technology museum. The mission of the Science Center is to be an innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based learning center providing exciting and engaging facilities and programming meant to inspire and stimulate the imagination of the children, families, school/youth groups, and the individuals they serve.



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